Fuel Cycle to Nowhere

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere
Author: Richard B. Stewart,Jane B. Stewart
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0826517749
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuel Cycle to Nowhere Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive history and review of nuclear waste law and regulation in the Unites States analyzes changing policies amid increased environmentalism and discusses what could be done with stockpiles of waste now that Yucca Mountain has been closed.

West Germany and the Iron Curtain

West Germany and the Iron Curtain
Author: Astrid M. Eckert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN: 0190690054
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Germany and the Iron Curtain Book Excerpt:

West Germany and the Iron Curtain takes a fresh look at the history of Cold War Germany and the German reunification process from the spatial perspective of the West German borderlands that emerged along the volatile inter-German border after 1945. These border regions constituted the Federal Republic's most sensitive geographical space where it had to confront partition and engage its socialist neighbor East Germany in concrete ways. Each issue that arose in these borderlands - from economic deficiencies, border tourism, environmental pollution, landscape change, and the siting decision for a major nuclear facility - was magnified and mediated by the presence of what became the most militarized border of its day, the Iron Curtain. In topical chapters, the book addresses the economic consequences of the border for West Germany, which defined the border regions as depressed areas, and examines the cultural practice of western tourism to the Iron Curtain. At the heart of this deeply-researched book stands an environmental history of the Iron Curtain that explores transboundary pollution, landscape change, and a planned nuclear industrial site at Gorleben that was meant to bring jobs into the depressed border regions. The book traces these subjects across the caesura of 1989/90, thereby integrating the "long" postwar era with the post-unification decades. As Eckert demonstrates, the borderlands that emerged with partition and disappeared with reunification did not merely mirror some larger developments in the Federal Republic's history but actually helped to shape them.

Science and Politics

Science and Politics
Author: Brent S. Steel
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1483346315
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Politics Book Excerpt:

Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock). This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine: Health, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics Concerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science Key historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.

Nuclear Waste Management Nuclear Power and Energy Choices

Nuclear Waste Management  Nuclear Power  and Energy Choices
Author: Michael Greenberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN: 1447142314
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Waste Management Nuclear Power and Energy Choices Book Excerpt:

Hundreds of studies have investigated public perceptions and preferences about nuclear power, waste management, and technology. However there is clear lack of uniformity in the style, aims and methods applied. Consequently, the body of results is inconsistent and it is difficult to isolate relevant patterns or interpretations. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust presents a theoretical base for public reactions then classifies and reviews the large body of surveys carried out over the past decade. Particular focus is placed on residents within 50 miles US nuclear waste facilities due to the disproportionate presence of nuclear factors in their lives such as the legacy of nuclear waste disposal and job dependency. The motivations and reasons for their views such as fear, attraction to the economic benefits, trust of site managers and federal agencies, cultural views, personal history, and demographic attributes of the people are also considered to provide a balanced and detailed overview. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion. By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors. Particular focus is placed on residents within 50 miles US nuclear waste facilities due to the disproportionate presence of nuclear factors in their lives such as the legacy of nuclear waste disposal and job dependency. The motivations and reasons for their views such as fear, attraction to the economic benefits, trust of site managers and federal agencies, cultural views, personal history, and demographic attributes of the people are also considered to provide a balanced and detailed overview. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion. By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors. Particular focus is placed on residents within 50 miles US nuclear waste facilities due to the disproportionate presence of nuclear factors in their lives such as the legacy of nuclear waste disposal and job dependency. The motivations and reasons for their views such as fear, attraction to the economic benefits, trust of site managers and federal agencies, cultural views, personal history, and demographic attributes of the people are also considered to provide a balanced and detailed overview. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion. By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors. By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors. By including real life data alongside the analysis, Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power, and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust provides a relevant and concise reference for nuclear industry professionals. It also acts a resource for students and researchers studying nuclear-related topics including political, social and environmental factors.

Energy and Empire

Energy and Empire
Author: George A. Gonzalez
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN: 1438442963
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Empire Book Excerpt:

What set the United States on the path to developing commercial nuclear energy in the 1950s, and what led to the seeming demise of that industry in the late 1970s? Why, in spite of the depletion of fossil fuels and the obvious dangers of global warming, has the United States moved so slowly toward adopting alternatives? In Energy and Empire, George A. Gonzalez presents a clear and concise argument demonstrating that economic elites tied their advocacy of the nuclear energy option to post-1945 American foreign policy goals. At the same time, these elites opposed government support for other forms of energy, such as solar, that cannot be dominated by one nation. While researchers have blamed safety concerns and other factors as helping to arrest the expansion of domestic nuclear power plant construction, Gonzalez points to an entirely different set of motivations stemming from the loss of America’s domination/control of the enrichment of nuclear fuel. Once foreign countries could enrich their own fuel, civilian nuclear power ceased to be a lever the United States could use to economically/politically dominate other nations. Instead, it became a major concern relating to nuclear weapons proliferation.

Amnesty and Revolution An Amateur s View of Life As It Stands

Amnesty and Revolution  An Amateur s View of Life As It Stands
Author: Ben Fitch
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 1456626493
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amnesty and Revolution An Amateur s View of Life As It Stands Book Excerpt:

Through engagement with human behaviour from the level of the private individual to the international community, in Amnesty and Revolution: An Amateur's View of Life As It Stands a holistic type of reform is advocated; solutions to scarcity and inequity are formulated with due regard to the cost of revoking commitments already in motion. The author's rationale is to provide a counterbalance wherever excess or paucity is perceived, and by applying a moderate degree of erudition and scientific understanding to the exercise of drawing inferences and forging creative associations, the book's themes are addressed intellectually and intuitively. In Amnesty and Revolution the author specifically addresses domestic economic and social policy, social work, mental health, health problems associated with modern technology, renewable and non-renewable energy, environmental policy, globalisation, international conflicts and internal security. The author consistently targets systems rather than specific actors, in order to appease those who despite their culpability possess skills and experience which may be useful in effecting peaceable reform. In several places within the text there are extensive descriptions which serve as expedient points of access to the text's central arguments. Since these descriptions serve as introductions to topics which are related to academic specialisms, although hitherto they may not have been recognised as such, this book would be of great value to academics. Indeed, industrial specialisation and the manner in which this can prevent the context of a specialism being understood by its practitioners is a theme which is explored within the text. While some explanations would be understood more easily with foreknowledge of certain scientific principles, the central arguments of the text are accessible without scientific explanations needing to be fully understood. Accordingly the book is suitable for a general audience, and especially anyone with an interest in progressive politics, addressing as it does a range of contentious issues.

AEC Research and Development Report

AEC Research and Development Report
Author: Atomic Energy Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program

Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program
Author: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Breeder reactors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WASH

WASH
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conflicts Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance

Conflicts  Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance
Author: Achim Brunnengräber,Maria Rosaria Di Nucci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 3658271078
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflicts Participation and Acceptability in Nuclear Waste Governance Book Excerpt:

This book is the last part of a trilogy and concludes a long-term project that focussed on nuclear waste governance in 24 countries. It deals with core themes of the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW), e.g. the wicked problems of housing nuclear waste disposal facilities, public participation and public discourse, voluntarism and compensation in siting as well as the role of advisory bodies and commissions. The volume reflects on the diverse factors that shape the debate on what can be considered an ”acceptable solution” and on various strategies adopted in order to minimise conflicts and possibly increase acceptability. The various theoretical and empirical contributions shed light on several mechanisms and issues touched upon in these strategies, such as the role of trust, voluntarism, economic interests at stake, compensation, ethics, governance, and participation.

Nuclear Fission Reactors

Nuclear Fission Reactors
Author: Günther Kessler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 3709176220
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Fission Reactors Book Excerpt:

Nuclear power offers an abundant energy supply for the long term and at reasonable costs. Both are badly needed in this world of limited energy reserves and rising energy prices. On the other hand, there are questions widely discussed in the public on nuclear safety, on acceptable means of nuclear waste disposal, and concern on the proliferation of nuclear weapon capabilities. Public confu sion is widespread since facts are often overshadowed by emotions. Recognizing the need for reliable, factual and comprehensive information on nuclear energy, this book on Nuclear Fission Reactors is published .to present the scientific and technical facts of nuclear fission reactors, and to analyse their potential role and risks. The author, Professor Dr. G. Kessler, has worked in nuclear research and project management since 1963. From 1975 to 1978, he acted as project leader for the German/Belgian/Dutch Fast Breeder research and. development activi ties. Since then, he has been Director of the Institute of Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology in the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre. The book is part of the series "Topics in Energy" issued by Springer Publish ers. The intention of this series of in-depth analyses is to present the facts, inherent problems, trends and prospects of energy demand, resources and tech nologies. The vital importance of energy for human activities has become apparent to the public particularly through dramatic events in the area of oil supply.

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law
Author: Emma Lees,Jorge E. Viñuales
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 1328
Release: 2019-04
ISBN: 0198790953
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Book Excerpt:

This Handbook is the first comprehensive account of comparative environmental law. It examines in detail the methodological foundations of the discipline as well as the substance of environmental law across countries from four vantage points: country studies from all continents, responses to common problems (including air pollution, water management, nature conservation, genetically modified organisms, climate change and energy, chemicals, waste), foundational components of environmental law systems (including principles, property rights, administrative and judicial organisation, command-and-control regulation, market mechanisms, informational techniques and liability mechanisms), and common interactions of environmental protection with the broader public, private, and criminal law contexts. 0The volume brings together the foremost authorities in this field from around the world to provide a concise, self-contained, and technically rigorous account of environmental law as a single overall system.

Assessment of Energy Parks Vs Dispersed Electric Power Generating Facilities

Assessment of Energy Parks Vs  Dispersed Electric Power Generating Facilities
Author: General Electric Company. Center for Energy Systems
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electric power-plants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation
Author: Robert F. Mozley
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 9780295802534
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation Book Excerpt:

Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive overview provides information about both the basic technologies and the political realities. Methods of producing weapon materials�plutonium and highly enriched uranium�as well as their use in bombs are described in detail, as is the generally successful international effort to prevent the spread of the ability to make nuclear weapons. In explaining the problems the world will face if nuclear weapons become generally available, Mozley summarizes and reviews the methods used to prevent proliferation and describes the status of those nations involved in trade in nuclear materials. He places emphasis on the danger of attack by renegade nations or terrorist groups, particularly the possibility that weapon material might be stolen from the presently impoverished and unstable former Soviet Union.

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology
Author: Jeffery Lewins,Martin Becker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461326877
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology Book Excerpt:

John Maynard Keynes is credited with the aphorism that the long-term view in economics must be taken in the light that "in the long-term we are aU dead". It is not in any spirit of gloom however that we invite our readers of the sixteenth volume in the review series, Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, to take a long view. The two principal roles of nuclear energy lie in the military sphere - not addressed as such in this serie- in the sphere of the centralised production of power, and chiefly electricity generation. The immediate need for this latter has receded in the current era of restricted economies, vanishing growth rates and occasional surpluses of oil on the spot markets of the world. Nuclear energy has its most important role as an insurance against the hard times to come. But will the demand come at a time when the current reactors with their heavy use of natural uranium feed stocks are to be used or in an era where other aspects of the fuel supply must be exploited? The time scale is sufficiently uncertain and the duration of the demand so unascertainable that a sensible forward policy must anticipate that by the time the major demand comes, the reasonably available natural uranium may have been largely consumed in the poor convertors of the current thermal fission programme.

Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Author: Mary Beth Dunham Nikitin
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1437923232
Category: Nuclear accidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Book Excerpt:

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Renewed Interest in Nuclear Power Expansion: (a) Worldwide Nuclear Power Status; (b) Nuclear Fuel Services Market: Yellowcake; Conversion; Enrichment; Fuel Fabrication; (c) Final Stages of the Fuel Cycle; (d) Waste Disposal and Energy Security; (3) Proposals on the Fuel Cycle: Pres. Bush¿s '04 Proposal; Discussions in the Nuclear Suppliers Group; El Baradei Proposal; IAEA Experts Group/INFCIRC/640; Putin Initiative; Six Country Concept; IAEA Fuel Bank; Congress. Support; World Nuclear Assoc.; IAEA Standby Arrange. System; Multilateral Enrichment Sanctuary Project; Enrichment Bonds; Global Nuclear Energy Partnership; (4) Comparison of Proposals; (5) Prospects for Implementing Fuel Assurance Mechanisms.

Uranium Fuel Cycle Radiation Protection Requirements

Uranium Fuel Cycle Radiation Protection Requirements
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Policy and the Future of Nuclear Power

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Policy and the Future of Nuclear Power
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 770
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nuclear energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building a Nuclear Empire Nuclear Energy As a Russian Foreign Policy Tool In the Case Of Turkey

Building a Nuclear Empire  Nuclear Energy As a Russian Foreign Policy Tool In the Case Of Turkey
Author: Mehmet Çağatay Güler
Publsiher: Cinius Yayınları
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 6257043514
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Nuclear Empire Nuclear Energy As a Russian Foreign Policy Tool In the Case Of Turkey Book Excerpt:

This book examines the dynamics of Russian foreign policy between 2000-2019 by specifically focusing on the civilian aspect of nuclear energy and how it shapes Russia’s relations with Turkey. It aims to clarify the role and the importance of nuclear energy as a foreign policy tool, specifically in the case of Turkey. To this end, Russian nuclear energy policy is scrutinized in detail. This book reveals that the marketing and trading of nuclear power plants (NPPs) for civilian purposes not only provides surpluses for Russian economy but also increases the influence and power of Russia over those places where nuclear reactors are sold or other nuclear goods and services are supplied. Specifically, it examines the extent of the influence of the exportation of NPPs on the Russian foreign policy dynamics in Turkey. In this context, first a brief historical background information on Russian nuclear power status as well as the utilization of nuclear energy as a foreign policy tool during Putin’s presidency is given. This is followed by the Russia’s nuclear energy policies towards Turkey and the effects of this policy on the Russian foreign policy dynamics in Turkey. The book concludes that the Akkuyu NPP project will result in Moscow’s domination in the foreign policy dynamics between Turkey and Russia. As a result of such dominance Turkey will become much less sovereign in its foreign policy options and will feel the pressure coming from Moscow about the possible consequences of its actions which will not please Russia. The primary methodological tool of the work was qualitative analysis utilizing primary and secondary sources in Russian, English and Turkish on the topic, including academic books, articles, newspapers, magazines and relevant official websites.

Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust

Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust
Author: Luther J. Carter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1317376293
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Imperatives and Public Trust Book Excerpt:

This title, first published in 1987, examines the topic of nuclear waste management, and the way in which the public reacts to this issue. Part 1 explores the sources of public unease, such as the way in which nuclear waste had failed to be properly contained in the past. Part 2 looks at the search for a waste policy and the introduction of The Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part 3 examines the waste problem from the standpoint of it being an international issue, and finally, Part 4 looks to the future and the lessons that we can learn from past nuclear waste management failures. This book will be of interest to students of environmental management.